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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4591 - מָעַט

Transliteration
mâ‛aṭ
Phonetics
maw-at'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
1228
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to be or become small, be few, be diminished

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to diminish

1a2) to be too small

1b) (Piel) to become few

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to make small, make few, diminish

1c2) to give less

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3641 ‑ ὀλίγος (ol‑ee'‑gos);  1641 ‑ ἐλαττονέω (el‑at‑ton‑eh'‑o);  3641 ‑ ὀλίγος (ol‑ee'‑gos);  1642 ‑ ἐλαττόω (el‑at‑to'‑o);  1640 ‑ ἐλάσσων (el‑as'‑sone, el‑at'‑tone);  1587 ‑ ἐκλείπω (ek‑li'‑po);  3398 ‑ μικρός (mik‑ros', mik‑rot'‑er‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (22) NAS (22) HCS (21)
Exodus 4
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
2 Kings 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 1
Exodus 4
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
2 Kings 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 1
Exodus 4
Leviticus 3
Numbers 3
2 Kings 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 1
BYZ TIS TR
a-ms 1
v-hPms 3
v-hi2fs 1
v-hi2mp 1
v-hi2ms 3
v-hi3ms 2
v-hp3fs 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-qi2mp 1
v-qi3mp 2
v-qi3ms 3
a-ms 1
v-hPms 3
v-hi2fs 1
v-hi2mp 1
v-hi2ms 3
v-hi3ms 2
v-hp3fs 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-qi2mp 1
v-qi3mp 2
v-qi3ms 3
v-qw3mp 1
a-ms 1
v-hPms 3
v-hi2fs 1
v-hi2mp 1
v-hi2ms 3
v-hi3ms 2
v-hp3fs 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-qi2mp 1
v-qi3mp 2
v-qi3ms 3
v-qw3mp 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2347) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) AC: ? CO: Little AB: ?: [from: uq]

V) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) - Less: To be less, fewer or diminished in size or amount. KJV (22): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) diminish, few, less, little, fewness, least, minish, decrease, nothing, few - Strongs: H4591 (מָעַט)

Nm) uom (מאהתה MAhTh) - Little: Something that is few or small in size or amount. KJV (102): little, few, while, almost, small, some, matter, light, very, worth - Strongs: H4592 (מְעָט)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָעַט] verb be or become small, diminished, few (Late Hebrew, Talmud, id.; Arabic is to be without hair on the body) —

Qal Imperfect יִמְעַט Exodus 12:4,2masculine plural תִּמְעָ֑טוּ Jeremiah 29:6,3masculine plural יִמְעָ֑טוּ Isaiah 21:17 +, וַיִּמְעֲטוּ Psalm 107:39; Infinitive מְעֹט Leviticus 25:16; — Exodus 12:4 אִסיִֿמְעַט הַבַּיִת מִהְיוֺת מִשֶּׂה if the house be too small for a lamb; Nehemiah 9:32 אַליִֿמְעַט לְפָנֶיךָאֵת כָּלהַֿתְּלָאָה (compare Ges§ 117l); of a people, Jeremiah 29:6 וּרְבוּ שָׁם וְאַלתִּֿמְעָ֑טוּ and become not few, Jeremiah 30:19 וְהִרְבִּתִים וְלֹא יִמְעָ֔טוּ, Isaiah 21:17; Psalm 107:39; Proverbs 13:11 הוֺן מֵהֶבֶל יִמְעָ֑ט diminishes (opposed to יַרְבֶּה); Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁנִים according to the fewness of the years.

Pi`el become few (Ges§ 52 k), Perfect 3 plural Ecclesiastes 12:3 וּבָֽטְלוּהַטֹּחֲנוֺת כִּי מִעֵ֔טוּ.

Hiph`il Perfect 3 feminine singular consecutive וְהִמְעִ֫יטָה (Ges§ 49k), Leviticus 26:22,1singular with suffix וְהִמְעַטְתִּים Ezekiel 29:15; Imperfect 2 masculine singular תַּמְעִיט Leviticus 25:16, תַּמְעִטֵ֫נִי Jeremiah 10:34,2feminine singular תַּמְעִ֫יטִי 2 Kings 4:3, etc.; — make small or few, diminish:

a. Leviticus 26:22 (of the sword) וְהִמְעִ֫יטָהאֶתְכֶם, Ezekiel 29:15 וְהִמְעַטְתִּים, Jeremiah 10:24 אַלבְּֿאַמְּךָ מֶּןֿתַּמְעִטֵנִי lest thou make me (the people) small, Psalm 107:38 וּבְהֶמְתָּם לֹא יַמְעִיט; Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹטהַשָּׁנִים תַּמְעִיט מִקְנָתוֺ according to the smallness (fewness) of the years, thou shalt make small its price, Numbers 26:54 לָרַב תַּרְבֶּה נַחֲלָתוֺ וְלַמְעַט תַּמְעִיטנַחֲלָתוֺ and to the small (few) thou shalt make small his inheritance (so Numbers 33:54).

b. qualifying an action (sometimes to be understood from the context), Exodus 16:17 וַיִּלְקְטוּ הַמַּרְבֶּה וְהַמַּמְעִיט and they gathered, he that made much, and he that made little (that is לִלְקֹט), Exodus 16:18; Numbers 11:32 עשׂרה חמרים הממעיט אסף, 2 Kings 4:3 כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַלתַּֿמְעִיטִי empty vessels make not few (that Isaiah , in borrowing); Exodus 30:15 הֶעָשִׁיר לֹא יַרְבֶּה וְהַדַּל לֹא יַמְעִיט מִמַּחֲצִית הַשָּׁ֑קֶל׳לָתֵת וגו shall not diminish from the half shekel to give, i.e. shall not give less, Numbers 35:8 מֵאֵתהָרַב תַּרְבּוּ וּמֵאֵת הַמְעַט תַּמְעִיטוּ and from the few ye shall make few (that is לָתֵת), i.e. ye shall give few (cities).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָעַט

(1) Arabic معِطَ to be smooth naked, hence to be polished, sharp; see מָעֹט ; transp. مَعَطَ prob. to scrape, to scrape off (comp. معس to rub, also מָרַט, since ע and ר are kindred letters to each other), whence מְעַט prop. a scraping, scrap (ein Span, Spänchen), hence a little. Hence comes the denom.

(2) to be little, few. Leviticus 25:16, לְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁים “according to the fewness of the years,” Exodus 12:4; Nehemiah 9:32 also to be made few, to be diminished, Psalms 107:39; Isaiah 21:17; Proverbs 13:11.

Piel מִעֵט intrans. i.q. Kal, Ecclesiastes 12:3.

Hiphil, הִמְעִיט

(1) to make few, to diminish, Levit. 25:16 Numbers 26:54, 33:54 Jerem. 10:24, פֶּן־תַּמְעִיטֵנִי “lest thou makest me (the people) few,” or “diminishest;” Ezekiel 29:15.

(2) to make, or do anything a little, or in a slight degree (etwas in geringer Menge, in geringem Maaßbe thun). Numbers 11:32, הַמַּמְעִיט אָסַף עֲשָׂרָה חֳמָרִים “he who had (gathered) a little, had gathered ten homers.” Exodus 16:17, 18 Exodus 16:18; 2 Kings 4:3, “borrow empty vessels אַל־תַּמְעִיטִי sc. לִשְׁאֹל (borrow) not a few.” Specially to give few, Numbers 35:8; Exodus 30:15. [Hence the following words.]

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List of Word Forms
הַמַּמְעִ֕יט הממעיט וְהִ֨מְעַטְתִּ֔ים וְהִמְעִ֖יטָה וְהַמַּמְעִ֖יט וְהַמַּמְעִֽיט׃ וַיִּמְעֲט֥וּ והממעיט והממעיט׃ והמעטתים והמעיטה וימעטו יִמְעַ֣ט יִמְעָ֑ט יִמְעָ֑טוּ יִמְעָ֔טוּ יַמְעִ֔יט יַמְעִֽיט׃ ימעט ימעטו ימעיט ימעיט׃ מְעֹ֣ט מעט תִּמְעָֽטוּ׃ תַּמְעִ֑יטוּ תַּמְעִ֖יט תַּמְעִ֣יט תַּמְעִֽיטִי׃ תַּמְעִטֵֽנִי׃ תמעטו׃ תמעטני׃ תמעיט תמעיטו תמעיטי׃ ham·mam·‘îṭ hammam‘îṭ hammamIt mə‘ōṭ mə·‘ōṭ meOt tam‘îṭ tam‘iṭênî tam‘îṭî tam‘îṭū tam·‘i·ṭê·nî tam·‘î·ṭî tam·‘î·ṭū tam·‘îṭ tamIt tamiTeni tamIti tamItu tim‘āṭū tim·‘ā·ṭū timAtu vaiyimaTu vehammamIt veHimatTim vehimItah way·yim·‘ă·ṭū wayyim‘ăṭū wə·ham·mam·‘îṭ wə·him·‘aṭ·tîm wə·him·‘î·ṭāh wəhammam‘îṭ wəhim‘aṭtîm wəhim‘îṭāh yam‘îṭ yam·‘îṭ yamIt yim‘aṭ yim‘āṭ yim‘āṭū yim·‘ā·ṭū yim·‘aṭ yim·‘āṭ yimAt yimAtu
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